Nordic weekend party for Mormon singles gets international media attention

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  • Kjirstin Youngberg Mapleton, UT
    Aug. 14, 2016 1:02 a.m.

    Interesting that an ad for Octoberfest in Snowbird, featuring three lovely young women in traditional German tavern-maid costumes accompanied this article.

    We are a peculiar people. The world notices this, and reports on it. I can't tell you the number of young men and women who wish they could attend such a gathering, but when I was that age, and seeking my eternal companion, I'd certainly have saved up for this event!

    Times change, but the world gets smaller each day as far as meeting those in distant climes. I'm glad to see 800+ singles spending so much time face-to-face instead of phone message-to-phone message. I hope a few good marriages can result from it. I'm thankful to see so many still seeking eternal companionship in a world of one-night-hook-ups.

    It might be fun to do a follow-up on any couple who met and married 50 years ago at the first Nordic party in 1966.

  • crimendelsiglo where there ain't no freaking snow, UT
    Aug. 12, 2016 10:46 a.m.

    the LDS teachings regarding sealing and eternal marriage tell us that those faithful members who have kept faith in Jesus Christ, kept the commandments as best they were able, have been and done justly before God will be blessed with exactly and precisely with eternal marriage (called sealing,) and all other blessings as those who were sealed on earth and who have lived the same righteous life

    i may not have expressed the concept clearly, but your daughter will have the very same blessings as any other person who lives a faithful righteous life

    i hope your daughter is aware of these promises

  • ssev Maple Grove, MN
    Aug. 12, 2016 7:35 a.m.

    From the WSJ article:

    “The organizers of these things have no sympathy for anyone over 30 . ...They say we should have spent more time trying to get married and not wasting time partying.”

    My oldest child is a 38-year-old, beautiful Mormon woman, whom no one has asked to marry, because she is too confident to attract most Mormon men. She is out of luck in Mormondom, because of her age and single status, and is at risk for spending an eternity living singly and alone. As a non-Mormon, I don't get it.

  • JustGordon Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 11, 2016 10:18 a.m.

    Sounds like so much fun! I can't imagine why it hasn't been reported on world wide sooner or grown faster!